giorni d'oro + notti d'argento
10/06 - 01/09/2016
Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali,
Esedra - Mercati di Traiano

The exhibition giorni d’oro + notti d’argento by Ugo Rondinone will open in Rome; it will be divided between two of the capital’s most important institutional spaces: the MACRO Testaccio, the finest example of industrial archaeology, and the Mercati di Traiano, a symbolic monument to imperial antiquity.

In the two locations, the Swiss artist has devised a unique itinerary which will be developed around 2 great environmental installations conceived as 2 cycles, giorni d’oro and notti d’argento, which will transform the spaces into fantastic settings, where the visitor can engage with the works as a visual and conceptual experience.

Inside the exedra of the Mercati di Traiano, Rondinone presents, for the first time in Italy, notti d’argento, a group of 5 casts of thousand-year-old olive trees, which are still standing in Puglia and in Basilicata, here produced in aluminium and coated in white enamel. The artist, who wants to pay homage to the original land of his family, whom immigrated to Switzerland from Matera, has conceived of the idea of bringing the monument back to an ancestral era, in a sort of petrified forest similar to those of the prehistoric age. The flora, at once both fossils and contemporary objects, are loaded with a dramatic and expressive dimension, almost epic, suspended between natural and artificial, between history and prehistory


Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali
, Esedra - Mercati di Traiano
Opening hours

10th June – 1st September 2016

From Monday to Sunday, between 9.30a.m. and 7.30p.m. (last entry at 6.30p.m.)

Please Note: please check our Notice page for special openings and/or temporary closures

Entrance ticket

Non-residents (including exhibit): Full price ticket € 14 / Concession € 12 / Free entry for those in the categories provided for by current pricing legislation.
For residents of the City of Rome (upon production of a valid document that certifies residency): Full Price Ticket  € 12 / Concession € 10

Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card and ATM

Concessions and free admission


Online tickets
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In Italian, English, French, German, Spanish: € 6,00.


tel. 060608 (everyday 9.00a.m. – 9.00p.m.)

Picture: Ugo Rondinone: hunger moon, 2013 Alluminio, smalto bianco Ed. 1/3 + 1 AP Circa 550 x 480 x 460 cm

Exhibition|Contemporary art
Other information

The exhibition, promoted by Roma Capitale - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali is curated by Ludovico Pratesi and organised with the support of Sadie Coles HQ (London), Gladstone Gallery (New York -  Brussels), Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zürich) and Esther Schipper (Berlin).

The Museum in Comune Sponsor System:

In Collaboration with: MasterCard Priceless Rome

Media Partner: Il Messaggero

Security Services: Travis Group

Museum services: Zètema Progetto Cultura

Web site
Ludovico Pratesi

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giorni d'oro + notti d'argento
10/06 - 11/09/2016
Exhibition|Contemporary art